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welcome to bbc news — i'm chris rogers. our top stories: the un secretary—general and the russian president agree in principle to allow access to civilians trapped in the city of mariupol, following talks in moscow. translation: you are telling me that russia's _ humanitarian corridors in ukraine are not functioning. mr secretary—general, you have been deceived. the corridors are open. it is my deep conviction that the sooner we end this war, the better. a malaysian man found guilty of drug trafficking has been executed in singapore after a last—ditch legal challenge by his motherfailed.
westwood! we are live on bbc2. the the former bbc radio 1 dj tim westwood faces allegations of sexual misconduct — by women who say he abused his position in the music industry. he kept putting his hand on my leg and stroking my leg, and touching my face. running his hands in my hair, like, "what are you doing?" like, "stop touching me." the ugly face of the beauty industry in egypt. a bbc investigation has found that dozens of unqualified people are administering botox, fillers and laser therap, endangering lives and leaving women scarred for life. and police release footage of alec baldwin practising with his gun on the set where a crew member was shot dead. as the conflict in
ukraine enters its third month, the united nations secretary—general has embarked on a diplomatic mission to moscow. antonio guterres, told president putin that the russian invasion fully contradicts the constitution of the united nations charter. he also expressed concern about the humanitarian situation in ukraine. vladimir putin insisted that moscow's military operation in the beseiged port of mariupol was over, and that no—one was being prevented from leaving the city — or its steel plant. our russia editor steve rosenberg reports from moscow. he was trying to show it was business as usual. in the kremlin, vladimir putin began the day meeting russian olympic champions. like them, he hates losing. with the olympians, putin was up close and personal. not so with his next guest.
the un secretary—general had come to talk about russia's invasion of ukraine. the seating plan said everything about the gap between moscow and the international community. translation: you're telling me that - russia's humanitarian corridors in ukraine are not functioning. mr secretary—general, you've been deceived. the corridors are open. we've helped more than 100,000 people leave mariupol. and from the un, a plea to russia for peace. it is my deep conviction that the sooner we end this war, the better, for the people of ukraine, for the people of the russian federation and those far beyond. the kremlin agreed in principle to un and red cross involvement
in evacuations from mariupol. but moscow isn't rushing to halt its offensive. for diplomacy to succeed, there needs to be the political will for peace. but right now, there's little sign of that in the kremlin. vladimir putin seems determined to continue the offensive he launched in ukraine — at least until he can secure what he can present to the russian people as a victory. that means no ceasefire in ukraine. the russian military continues to attack, and continues to deny that russian troops have committed war crimes. kremlin critics argue that, considering the scale of destruction, the un chief should have travelled to ukraine first before flying to moscow. i'm not in a position to give any advice to the general—secretary
of the united nations, but i would probably go to mariupol first. i would go to bucha. i would go to irpin. i would go to all those places, talk to people, and then fly back to moscow and meet with putin and say, "mr president, what you are doing is crime." russia claims to be acting in self—defence, but it was president putin who ordered his troops to attack ukraine. the kremlin started this. it's determined to end it on its terms. steve rosenberg in moscow. the russian company, gazprom, says it will halt the supply of gas to poland and bulgaria from wednesday morning. both countries rely on gazprom for most of their gas imports. poland's state gas company has described the move as a breach of contract, but gazprom said warsaw had refused to pay in roubles, in line with
new rules announced in march. gregory brew is a postdoctoral fellow at yale university and he joins me now from new haven, connecticut. thank you forjoining us. i suppose it's no coincidence that the taps of interned off, particularly on poland in the next couple of days, when poland is common throughout europe, perhaps the most vocal when it comes to the war in ukraine and the fact it's refused to pay roubles. this is a pretty strong message, isn't it? ~ y a pretty strong message, isn't it? ~ , �*, a pretty strong message, isn't it? absolutely, it's a very stron: it? absolutely, it's a very strong message - it? absolutely, it's a very strong message to - it? absolutely, it's a very| strong message to poland specifically which is you pointed out has been very vocal, but during the war and in the past when it's come to the dependence of europe on russian energy so it certainly message to poland and also message to poland and also message to poland and also message to europe more generally and particularly germany which in the last 2a hours as indicated it has plans to end its dependence on russian energy soon allowed
rather than later so this is putin responding to those events. �* , putin responding to those events, �* , putin responding to those events. �*, , , events. so let's say this is designed _ events. so let's say this is designed to _ events. so let's say this is designed to be _ events. so let's say this is designed to be a - events. so let's say this is | designed to be a message. events. so let's say this is - designed to be a message. how dangerous can this get for russia? they rely on these roubles, they rely on a spying this gas, how bad can it get? pretty bad. russia relies on europe for a market for about three quarters of its total natural gas exports and if it turns off the taps, it can't find other markets for that gas. as you know oil can be moved in tankers quite easily but the flow of natural gas relies on pipeline infrastructure in russia simply doesn't have the infrastructure it needs to deliver gas to other markets delivered loses europe as a market, it can't find another market, at least not in the short—term so this would illustrate a pretty tremendous loss of income to the russian government and to the russian government and to the russian government and to the russian economy.- the russian government and to the russian economy. what can countries like _ the russian economy. what can countries like poland _ the russian economy. what can countries like poland do - countries like poland do because they are not alone, are they? a lot of countries are saying they will not pay the roubles, they will not support russia. poland have announced
more sanctions as well. i mean what are the alternatives? my understanding is poland is a year away from getting an alternative source of gas. right now the polish government indicates it's not worried that it can find alternative suppliers. it is a pretty significant stock pile of natural gas, around 80% of its inventory is full. we are moving out of the winter months so leaving natural gas in the short—term the heating is not quite an issue as it was a few months ago is what the moment poland is sounding quite confident. bulgaria is in a much tougher situation, it depends on russia for far more its energy supply with might have some difficult choices to make. the bulgarian government is also indicated it's not going to announce shortages or rations any time soon but i think this absolutely is an issue that europe needs to consider before the end of the year. at plans on ending its dependence on russian energy that dependence can't be ended quite as simply as political rhetoric might indicate.
gregory, can the consumers expect this to be an expensive war for expect this to be an expensive warfor them? are expect this to be an expensive war for them? are they going to be bearing the cost of a lack of gas? we've already been warned the cost of wheat —based products are going to go up and that's not the end of it, is it? ~ , , ~ it? absolutely. i think high rices, it? absolutely. i think high prices. the _ it? absolutely. i think high prices, the kind _ it? absolutely. i think high prices, the kind of- it? absolutely. i think high prices, the kind of high - it? absolutely. i think high i prices, the kind of high prices we've seen for energy products in the last several months certainly aren't going anywhere, particularly not europe, as long as the war continues to the cost for consumers will be considerable for as long as the war continues but even if the war were to end, i think european leaders and governments have made it very clear that they don't look at russia as a secure source of supply anymore so that's going to need, going to create needs for alternative supplies and that's going to increase costs moving forward so unfortunately this could be a long and quite difficult. for consumers both in europe and globally. consumers both in europe and uloball. , ., ,
consumers both in europe and tloball _ , ., , consumers both in europe and aloball . , ., , ., consumers both in europe and uloball. , ., globally. gregory, good to you talk to you. — globally. gregory, good to you talk to you, thank _ globally. gregory, good to you talk to you, thank you - globally. gregory, good to you talk to you, thank you for - globally. gregory, good to you talk to you, thank you for your i talk to you, thank you for your analysis. the former bbc radio one dj tim westwood is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by women who say he abused his position in the music industry. —— one. the 64—year—old is accused of predatory and unwanted sexual behaviour and touching in incidents between 1992 and 2017. the bbc and the guardian newspaper have heard detailed accounts from seven women in a joint investigation. their identities have been protected. tim westwood strenuously denies all the allegations. our correspondent, chi chi izundu reports. this is not about music now, and i'm just very, very scared. this is predatory behaviour. i was 17. if you are trying to remove an item of my clothing - and i put it back on, - that means i don't want it to be gone.
this is the story from a group of women. this was an assault. an abuse of power. seven women, who alleged they had been subjected to unexpected and unwanted sexual behaviour from the former bbc radio i dj, tim westwood. it's westwood! we are live on bbc two. welcome to the radio i rap show. this is how radioi get down in the 9—7. pamela — not her real name — used to work with kids trying to get into music. she says tim westwood invited her to do work experience at bbc radio i because he wanted help getting a younger audience. so i get to london and he picks me up, personally. i remember being in the car. he kept putting his hand on my leg and stroking my leg and touching my face. running his hands in my hair, like, "what are you doing?" like, "stop touching me." we went back to this apartment — his apartment. i was meant to be staying in a hotel. so, as i'm sat in his apartment, i'm thinking, "ok, when am i going to this hotel?" this is what i should have
clarified, but i didn't. he came up and i sat on the the bed, "come sit," and i sat on the edge of the bed. and then he starts touching me and removing stuff, and i'm pulling it back. and he's, you know, kissing me on the neck. and i didn't give him any come on. there was no flirtation. that is not somebody i would ever look and find attractive. so, me, sat in this house thinking, "how am i going "to get out of this?" but knowing i can't get out of it. i'm in london, alone, with this guy who's a lot older than me. now, if i try to get out of it, who's to say how he's going to react? so i just submit to it. traumatic — that's how i would describe it. in a statement, the bbc said:.
another two women have accused the dj of predatory and unwanted sexual behaviour when they were 17 and 20, while another four women that we have spoken to accuse the dj of either grabbing their breast or slipping his hand down the back of their shorts or up their skirt, after taking a picture with him at nightclubs. the earliest alleged incident took place in 1992, the most recent in 2017. none of them went to the police. but, nowadays, i'm a big dog. as an early adopter of hip—hop, tim westwood has been a prominent figure in black music for more than a0 years. he presented bbc radio 1's rap show for nearly 20, interviewing some of the biggest names on his show. he says he strenuously denies all these allegations. all of the women that we spoke to as part of this investigation have two things in common — number one, they were all young, andm numbertwo, they are all black. and all have the same question of their experience with tim westwood — who do you tell? because this is a man who has huge power in the music industry and a huge influence in black communities. and because they're black
women, they felt that their experiences would be ignored. i want him and people like him to be held accountable. we have to stop protecting these people. chi chi izundu, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: us police footage of the actor alec baldwin practising drawing his gun on the film set where a crew member was shot. nothing, it seemed, was too big to withstand the force of the tornado. the extent of the devastation will lead to renewed calls for government to help to build better housing. internationally, there have already been protests. sweden says it received no warning of the accident. indeed, the russians at first denied anything had gone wrong. only when radioactivity levels
began to increase outside russia were they forced to admit the accident. for the mujahideen, the mood here is of great celebration. this is the end of a 12—year war for them. they've taken the capital, which they've been fighting for for so long. it was seven o'clock in the morning - on the day— when power began to pass from the minority to the majority, l when africa, after 300 years, reclaimed its last white colony. - this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the un secretary general and the russian president agree in principle to allow access to civilians trapped in the city of mariupol, following talks in moscow. the singapore court of appeal dismissed a last—minute plea filed by the mother
of a malaysian death row inmate, paving the way for his execution this morning. nagaenthran dharmalingam has been on death row for more than a decade after trafficking nearly 43 grams of heroin into singapore, which has some of the world's strictest drug laws. let's get more on this now. our reporter suranjana tewari joins us from singapore. and this was a case that got international attention as well. there were un experts supporting the mother's appeal, even the billionaire richard branson stop why do you think singapore took such a hard stance on this particular case? well, singaporejust did stance on this particular case? well, singapore just did what it said it does. it supports the death penalty because it says it acts as a deterrent and thatis says it acts as a deterrent and that is one of the reasons that makes singapore thursday. and drug trafficking is particularly hard line. we have
had confirmation that this execution did take place this morning. and one of the reasons there has been such an outcry internationally over this case is because nagaenthran dharmalingam was found to be intellectually disabled. that is what activists say. now, the court did interview a number of export —— experts who said he was borderline intellectually disabled, but in the end the court ruled that he did know what he was doing at the time of the offence. there have been a number of activist, international figures, a number of activist, internationalfigures, who have called on singapore to commute his death sentence. but singapore have said all of the appeals, all of the cases, even the one failed by his mother just yesterday, that they were baseless because he did commit the offence and he was convicted for that. and, understandably, - convicted for that. and, understandably, very i convicted for that. and, - understandably, very emotional scenes in course as well earlier. scenes in course as well earlier-— scenes in course as well earlier. that's right. just yesterday. _ earlier. that's right. just yesterday, after - earlier. that's right. just yesterday, after the - earlier. that's right. justl yesterday, after the court dismissed the case of his
mother, witnesses say that he reached through the glass in the court room in order to touch his family —— family's hans in touch�*s family, even though they have visited him there has been a glass panel, there has been a glass panel, there has been a glass panel, there has always been a glass panel between them. he was allowed to spend two hours with his family yesterday before he was executed this morning. we have spoken to the family this morning as well and they say funeral directors are already at the prison where he was executed, changi prison here in singapore, and his body will be taken back to malaysia for the last rites. ., ~ , ., taken back to malaysia for the last rites. ., ~' , ., ., taken back to malaysia for the last rites. ., ~ , ., ., ., last rites. thank you for that u date. last rites. thank you for that update. suranjana _ last rites. thank you for that update. suranjana tewari . last rites. thank you for that - update. suranjana tewari there. a bbc investigation has found that dozens of unqualified people are working in egypt's rapidly growing cosmetic surgery industry, endangering lives and leaving women scarred for life. egyptian law requires practitioners to be dermatologists or plastic surgeons, but undercover bbc journalists were able to obtain certificates that could make
them appear to be qualified to administer botox, fillers, and laser therapy from an egyptian beauty school. bbc news has found dozens of unqualified people pretending to be doctor is in the beauty industry in egypt, which is illegal. online, we found thousands of reports of injury after beauty treatment and we spoke to more than 100 women during our investigation. translation:— during our investigation. translation: , ., translation: they encouraged me to have a completely _ translation: they encouraged me to have a completely new _ translation: they encouraged me to have a completely new look. - to have a completely new look. this is the hair that fell out in the first ten days. women from one — in the first ten days. women from one clinic _ in the first ten days. women from one clinic with - in the first ten days. women from one clinic with razor . in the first ten days. women | from one clinic with razor hair —— laser hair removal that was being carried out by students told us about their experiences. translation: ~ , translation: when they were doinu translation: when they were doin: the translation: when they were doing the laser— translation: when they were doing the laser for _ translation: when they were doing the laser for me - translation: when they were doing the laser for me could - doing the laser for me could feel my skin burning. it took a year and a half of treatment. we went undercover to see if we could get the certificate that
would make us look qualified to carry out botox, dermal filler and other treatments. most beauty training centres the bbc spoke to refused to train us. the beauty courses are only available to doctors.- available to doctors. that is because in _ available to doctors. that is because in egypt _ available to doctors. that is because in egypt you - available to doctors. that is because in egypt you have i available to doctors. that is. because in egypt you have to available to doctors. that is - because in egypt you have to be a dermatologist or plastics surgeon to inject botox or dermalfiller, even laser surgeon to inject botox or dermal filler, even laser hair removal requires a qualified dock the cosmic supervision. despite knowing that we were unqualified, this man offered to train us and help us set up our own clinic. translation: ., ., ., translation: you have no experience _ translation: you have no experience holding - translation: you have no experience holding a - translation: you have no | experience holding a needle? no. translation: ., . translation: 0k. total qualified _ translation: 0k. total qualified plastic - translation: 0k. total qualified plastic surgeon | translation: 0k. total- qualified plastic surgeon was to train us. bbc news invited two plastic surgeons to review the training. translation: ., ., .,
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damage a vein or an artery, we could have a clotting _ damage a vein or an artery, we could have a clotting problem. | could have a clotting problem. we hadn't _ could have a clotting problem. we hadn't touched _ could have a clotting problem. we hadn't touched the - could have a clotting problem. we hadn't touched the needle| could have a clotting problem. . we hadn't touched the needle or a patient but we were given certificates which might make patients assume we were qualified. bbc news contacted the dock the about our findings, but they declined to respond. e.g. �*s health ministry has shut down a lot of clinics in recent years for having the wrong licenses or for employing unqualified staff. but beauty training centres are not regulated. translation: i centres are not regulated. translation:— centres are not regulated. translation: i ask that any erson translation: i ask that any person who _ translation: i ask that any person who knows _ translation: i ask that any person who knows of - translation: i ask that any person who knows of any i translation: | ask that any - person who knows of any doctors or centres that are training non— doctors to share that information with us and we will investigate the dock to. the doctor says _ investigate the dock to. the doctor says that _ investigate the dock to. the doctor says that overseas doctors told the bbc they are struggling to keep up with the fast expanding beauty industry, living men and women seeking out treatments like these vulnerable to exploitation and injury. police in new mexico have released footage of the moments
after the accidental fatal shooting of the cinematographer, halyna hutchins, by the actor alec baldwin on a film set six months ago. santa fe sheriff's department has made public all the evidence associated with the criminal investigation, including interviews with witnesses at the scene. david willis reports from los angeles. alec baldwin rehearsing his quick draw only moments before a film set was transformed into a crime scene. the incident sent police racing to the sprawling desert ranch in new mexico. newly released police bodycam footage shows the chaos that confronted them on arrival. 42—year—old film—maker halyna hutchins, regarded as a rising star in the movie industry, was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she later died.
alec baldwin, who was both the star of the film and one of its producers, appeared stunned and disbelieving. he said he didn't pull the trigger and he didn't know who put a live round in the weapon he fired. the newly released footage also includes his first interview with the police. i take the gun out and as i take it, as it clears, as the barrel clears, i turn and cock the gun, the gun goes off. it should have been a cold gun with no rounds inside or dummy rounds, cosmetic rounds, no flash. i take the gun out slowly. i turn and cock the pistol, bang. it goes off, she hits the ground, she goes down, and then he starts screaming. and i'm thinking... in a flash round, i could see maybe if there was wadding and there's some stuff like that, hot, and maybe it hits you and burns you. they say sometimes that happens. but remember, we're rehearsing so no one's protected. last week, local safety officials issued a report
detailing safety failures on the set, and fined the producers the maximum possible penalty of nearly $140,000. inquiries are continuing, and detectives say they're still awaiting the results of ballistics and forensic analysis, along with an analysis of alec baldwin's phone data before they decide whether to press charges. david willis, bbc news, los angeles. just a reminder of our top story. the united nations says russia's president vladimir putin has agreed in principle to the un and the red cross being involved in the evacuation of civilians from the steel plant in the besieged city of mariupol. it follows talks in moscow between the russian president and un secretary general antonio
guterres. you can keep up—to—date with the war in ukraine on the bbc news website. there are live updates from our correspondence and teams throughout the country. for now, thanks for watching. hello again. it was southern areas of both england and wales that had the best of the sunshine on tuesday, temperatures reaching 17 degrees in parts of southwest england but also around cardiff's bute park as well. wasn't like that everywhere, though. after a largely sunny start for quite a few, we had cloud tending to bubble up through the afternoon and spread across the skies, as you can see here on the satellite picture. with that cloud increasing, temperatures weren't as high for many of you. indeed around the eastern coast, just eight degrees in places. right now, we're seeing a good feed of cloud coming in still from the north sea, so predominantly cloudy weather in scotland and across eastern areas, from northeast england all the way into parts of east anglia. but there are breaks elsewhere, notably across parts of southern england, across parts of the midlands,
wales, running into northern ireland, north—west england as well. these areas, you might well start off with a little bit of morning sunshine, but even where you start off with the sun, cloud will tend to bubble up and spread across the skies in any case as we go through the day. so, whether you start off cloudy or cloud develops later on, most of you will see quite a lot of cloud through the day. across northeast scotland, you might hold onto some sunny spells through the afternoon here. there will be one or two elsewhere in the west. temperatures about nine to m degrees for most. the area of high pressure has been bringing us this long spell of settled weather, still on the charts for thursday, but it is starting to weaken to a degree. we may well see just a few showers running into northern scotland, maybe one or two not far away from south—west england. otherwise, still predominantly dry, often a lot of cloud building through the day and temperatures not really changing a great deal, 10—15 or maybe 16 celsius. friday follows a very similar pattern as well. if you start off with the sunshine, cloud will tend to develop later on. one or two showers for northern scotland, but otherwise it's another dry day with light winds across the whole of the country. temperatures not changing a whole deal either. looking at highs potentially peaking up to 16 degrees where any sunshine
breaks through the cloud. the weekend will start to see some changes in the weather as high pressure starts to relinquish its grip. a little area of low pressure could thicken the cloud up enough to bring just a few passing showers. that's most likely across northern areas of the uk, the south most likely to stay dry with a few brighter spells.
this is bbc news, the headlines: the un secretary—general and the russian president have agreed in principle to allow access to civilians trapped in mariupol. vladimir putin repeated his reasons for invading ukraine, while also claiming he still hoped for a diplomatic solution. the singapore court of appeal dismissed a last—minute plea filed by the mother of a malaysian death row inmate, paving the way for his execution this morning. nagaenthran dharmalingam has been on death row for more than a decade after trafficking nearly 43 grams of heroin
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